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Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity | Journal of the Association for Consumer Research
journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/

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The United Nations has today launched the 'United in Science' report on , published on the website of the World Meteorological Organization

public.wmo.int/en/resources/un

We've created an infographic which shows climate change in five images (at afallen.cymru/wp-content/uploa)

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Remember when #DeleteFacebook was trending? Now is the time to finally do it! πŸ’ͺ😎 businessinsider.com/facebook-e
Here are our recommended alternatives to leave Facebook and Google; Mastodon included of course. πŸ˜‰ tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to

As @davidoclubb highlighted in his blog post last year (afallen.cymru/2019/11/13/wales), will see significant additional risk as sea level rise meets increased rainfall intensity. is likely to be hit hard, and we're pleased to see that the Council is currently discussing the issue. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-540114

Now is the time to plan for a future with great challenges from coast, river and reservoir. Find out how we can help you manage your sustainability journey 🏞️🌊🏘️🏚️

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Interactions on the toot.wales instance continue to tick upwards, but no sign (yet?!) of any exponential increase which would suggest many new users adopting it alongside or instead of the birdsite

@jaz

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ˜­πŸ’£ An excellent blog post on , and why is now imminent - politics, of course, plus a healthy dose of dishonesty and ignorance on behalf of those advocating leaving the EU.

beergbrexit.blog/2020/09/03/no

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The third consecutive zero in the official figures for deaths masks the fact that new cases are going up. 56 today - the highest for some time. They are dotted all over, and that makes me think that the theory that they are caused by people coming back from holidays is quite likely correct. The good thing about that is that local clusters are not appearing, which suggests test-trace-isolate is working in Cymru.
Total deaths: 1595
7-day Average: 0.43 (3 in the past week)

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. A 'massive national train wreck' is now in prospect'. Indeed.

Another must-read from Professor . chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.c

It seems as though we can salvage next to nothing from the 'negotiation', bearing in mind the psychology of the UK negotiating team, and their seeming lack of understanding of - for example - the fundamentals of European law.

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Watching a lecture about carbon farming and slow fashion today. Pretty interesting stuff.

'Up to 90% of the solar energy invested in carbon by plants on land ends up in the soil, there to be dispersed and dispensed. Managing soil mean managing energy. This perspective expands our view well beyond carbon sequestration; it frames soil as a mediator in energy flows. -Janzen 2014'

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The European Environment Agency has updated its data on the number of new electric vehicles purchased in Europe. When analysed as a proportion of the total cars, Norway is the out-and-out leader.

The UK is a mid-table player, but this disguises very large variations by country. Northern Ireland and Wales are both poorly served by rapid-charge infrastructure, which impacts significantly on both local use, and the inclination of electric vehicle users to spend time (particularly on holiday) in those countries.

Welsh Government has recognised this as an issue, and has pledged funding to improve the provision of rapid (and other) charging in Wales.

https://afallen.cymru/2020/08/24/nor-way-in-the-lead-on-electric-vehicles/

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Amager Bakke (Amager Hill) is a waste to energy facility in Amager, Copenhagen. The sloped roof doubles as an artificial ski slope, as well as a hiking slope and climbing wall.

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#Norway is the runaway leader in the percentage of battery electric cars purchased as a proportion of all cars. The UK is a mid-table performer, with #Wales as the worst-performing country in the Unitary State. #ElectricVehicles

Source: European Environment Agency https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/daviz/new-electric-vehicles-by-country-3#tab-dashboard-01
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After years of work, we’re ready to publicly launch the Fair Cobalt Alliance! The FCA unites major industry players and works with the govt of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and civil society partners to address issues in the artisanal mining sector: bit.ly/31oOtkA

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